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Casey State Bank
What We Accomplished in Community Banking Month
You may not be aware of this, but April is Community Banking Month. Community banks everywhere use this month as a way to give back to their communities and to show appreciation to their loyal customers. This is an important tradition for our community bank because we want you to know just how important you are to us! Our priority has always been our customers, and Community Banking Month gives us another opportunity to remain true to our mission statement of providing financial strength, reliability and opportunities for success within the communities we serve. This year, we decided to donate $100 for every day of April to local nonprofits – at least one nonprofit for each Casey State Bank branch. We have personal ties with some of these worthy causes and wanted to do anything we could to help our community as we recover from the pandemic. We are so grateful for you and are excited to share our community banking contributions in more detail!
Bri Foundation is a nonprofit founded after the passing of Brianna Athey by her family. They began the Bri Foundation to give back to the community that Bri loved so much. Bri’s aunt, Cindy Middleton, is a Customer Service Representative at our main bank in Casey.
Casey VFW – We support our veterans. Stan Grotenhuis who bought CSB in the 60s, was a WWII veteran who served in the US Army-Air Corp as a B-24 pilot. Stan has many relatives who are still involved with CSB including Megan Peavler and JR Frederick (his grandchildren) and Beverly Liebenow and Nancy Frederick (his daughters).
Casey Historical Society honors Casey’s history by preserving historical markers. We are proud of our history in Casey.
Community Playground Project – Kids everywhere should have a safe, fun place to play.
Lawrenceville VFW – The father of Sharon Horton, our drive up teller, is very involved with this nonprofit.
Lawrence County Cancer Resource Center provides assistance to residents who are actively going through cancer treatment.
Lawrence County Senior Citizens provides several services and meals to seniors, along with facilitating socialization (pre-COVID).
Martinsville PTO – Tiffani Higginbotham, our Vice President Mortgage Officer in Marshall, volunteers with this PTO.
West Union Library
Marshall Area Youth Network/MAYN – Donna Barth [Assistant Vice President Branch Manager] and Tiffani Higginbotham [Vice President Mortgage Officer] both volunteer at MAYN.
BRIDGE – this nonprofit helps clothe children in Marshall when needed.
Gaslight Art Colony – They painted the lion we have at our Marshall location.
Lawrence/Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens is a group that assists adults with developmental disabilities by providing support, education, and training.
We chose to support food pantries because of the financial strain the pandemic has caused on many families. We love our communities and wanted to ensure there would be food on the table for all.
- Casey Food Pantry
- Fish & Loaves in Lawrenceville (Sharon Horton, our drive-up teller, volunteers here.)
- St. Lawrence Catholic Church Food Pantry/St Vincent DePaul in Lawrenceville
- Robinson Food Pantry
- Palestine Food Pantry in Robinson
- Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Robinson
Backpack Ministries and Booster Clubs
At Casey State Bank, we want to ensure that the children of our communities are taken care of and equipped for success.
- Backpack Blessings in Martinsville
- Marshall Backpack Project
- Cumberland County Backpack Ministry in Toledo
- Marshall Booster Club
- CW Athletic Boosters (Kurt Squires, our Assistant Vice President Mortgage Officer in Casey, is the President of CW Athletic Booster Club.)
- CW Band Boosters (Kristie Warfel, our Compliance and Information Security Assistant, has children who play in CW Band.)
- Martinsville Booster Club
Pets are part of our community too! Many Casey State Bank employees are animal lovers. For that reason, we decided to support local humane societies as well.
- Rescue Me Clifford in Casey (Charlene Athey, our VP Human Resource Officer, adopted her very own furry friend from Rescue Me Clifford.)
- Lawrence County Humane Society in Lawrenceville
- Crawford County Humane Society in Robinson
- Crawford County Animal Control in Robinson
2020 Community Bank Month Lunch
In addition to supporting local nonprofits, we had the added benefit of supporting local restaurants by ordering food from them and delivering it to local branches. Here are a few of the restaurants we got to support in April 2020:
Martinsville employees ate from:
- Sadie’s General Store and Restaurant
- Miss Barlow’s Cafe
Robinson employees enjoyed:
- Pizza & More in Oblong
- JC Fresh Cafe
- BackPorch SmokeHouse
- Kristy’s Sweet Treats Bakery & Cafe
Casey employees had the pleasure of eating from:
- Burger Shack
- Whittling Whimsy
Lawrenceville employees enjoyed their meals from:
- The Brunch House
- Procopio’s Pizza from Vincennes, IN
- Lawrenceville Drive In
- Mad Pig Bar-B-Q
Flat Rock employees had meals from:
- Maxwell House Coffee
Marshall employees received their meals from:
- Earl’s Supper Club
- West Union Cafe
- Sonny’s Pizzeria & Pasta
- Lion’s Den
Here at Casey State Bank, we’re committed to helping our communities. Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in between. Whether you volunteer your time helping pets or own a restaurant, it’s all a part of how we provide friendly service to our local community, one customer at a time, one relationship at a time. We’re always happy to help our community by donating to worthy causes, but we especially enjoyed Community Banking Month because we got to freely give without having been asked. It was rewarding to see the joy on the faces of these nonprofits that weren’t expecting to be given anything, and those memories are what motivate us to keep on giving back to the communities we love so much.